After using Dior show mascara for a couple of years I decided to take a break and discovered Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill lengthening mascara. After Giorgio Armani mascara has finished I repurchased Dior Show just to compare...and I can not wait for this mascara to finish because frankly you can buy cheaper high street brand what does just the same. I am sorry, Dior, this Show is over for me.
The hype is just hype. Little to back it up. So thick and not in a good way. Doesn't hold a curl worth a darn. On the plus side, it's rich black and seems as though it would be conditioning.
The hype revolved around this mascara is somewhat false. I will agree that Diorshow a great mascara, but only to an extent. There's only so much that $25 can buy you, so based on all the hype and its pricing factors, I didn't expect much, based on my previous bad experience with hyped, expensive products.
I can say that Diorshow was a--what do old-fashioned people call it?--"pleasant surprise". It gave adequate volume and substantial length. The first coat was mainly volume, second coat added more volume and length, third coat added more length, fourth coat clumped, fifth coat really clumped. So, after using an eyelash comb to comb out those nasty clumps from the excess coats, my lashes were long, full, and--wait for it--curled. Whaaa...? NEVER have I used a mascara that curled my lashes, so this is a first. That said, it doesn't curl my lashes to the capabilities of an eyelash curler, but it does give my lashes some lift.
Its wear time is the same as any other washable mascara, and it doesn't smudge or flake.
I should also note that it does have noticable fragrance in it, so if your eyes are sensitive to such things, you may want to stray away. The scent is only noticeable during application, though.
I prefer to pair this with the Diorshow Maximizer, a mascara primer that delivers UNBELIEVABLE length and curl. (I have a separate review for the Diorshow Maximizer.) Diorshow with the Maximizer gives me huge, gorgeous lashes that's impossible for me to achieve with other mascaras, without an eyelash curler.
It's somewhat pricey at $25, but I think if you're a big mascara junkie like I am, the price isn't too bad.
Would I repurchase? Not sure, but I probably would, should I have the spare money. I'm DEFINITELY going to purchase it in Azure Blue, though. continued >>
Oh, Diorshow. As far as price goes... I simply cannot justify spending this much for mascara. It is black goop you put on your eyelashes. Eyelash goop should not cost me an arm and a leg when most mascaras are well below ten dollars. Brand name aside, it is not a reasonable price for the quality, which is subpar. I got a small sample of this years ago, and I liked it well enough for a mascara, but it was clumpy and flakey. I separated my lashes when I needed to and wiped away fallout throughout the day, but that's a waste of time. I've tried several drugstore mascaras that either match this quality or exceed it. Not worth it, IMHO.
this was my first high end makeup purchase ever!! I was 18, and I got a stila stick concealer, and some dior lip gloss with it lol... at the sephora in the mall of america in MN. lol i remember it lol... this is amazing, I had been looking for a good HE mascara, and the sales lady was telling me about it. she put some on me, and I was hooked.. i didnt even care about the price, i was getting it!!! and now i keep getting a new one, and I get one about every 6 months, so id say ive gotten like at least 12 since then lol... when u find a product like this one, if it keeps working, u keep working it!!
Ok mascara. Does the job but nothing outstanding on my naturally long lashes. Does not smudge for me. Overall - it is definitely not bad but if you are looking for something outstanding for this price, I am afraid you will not get it.
Its beautiful it really is. If you want to wear it for an hour. After that its smudges and smears and makes all manner of mess. As for shelf life it dries out and gets clumpy after 2 weeks. And its super expensive. So nope on Dior Show. I will continue on my quest for the perfect mascara. This isn't it.
Great stuff! Makes your lashes thick and long with no clumping. Usually $24 but lasts quite a while. Doesn't dry out your lashes.
This is definitely one of my favorite mascaras out there. It never runs or flakes or smudges across my face. It is almost water resistant. Embarrassing but I have cried in this mascara plenty of times without experiencing too much runs and this isn't even the waterproof version which I read about in a few other comments.
Either way, LOVE this mascara and highly recommend it
LOVE the colume this gives! Superdark lashes and with buildable length, this is a beautiful mascara if you want to draw attention to the eyes. My only compaint is that it has a tendency to smudge on me after 4-5 hours of wear, but it's a small price to pay for the result. If buying this again, I would probably go for the waterproof one.